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Old 11-07-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
May 2007
Cary, NC
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I started a hard apple cider 4 weeks ago. It fermented down to 0.980 with Cote des Blanc in about 10 days.

After reading the cider forum I've realized that cider needs to age several months.

So, does it make a difference whether its aged in bulk or in bottles?

I'd like to bottle it this weekend to make space in my fermentation freezer for more beer.

Primary/Secondary: #132 American Wheat
Kegged: #130 American Pale Ale, #131 Stone IPA clone
Planned: London ESB, West Coast IPA

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Old 11-07-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
Oct 2007
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my take on that situation would be to bulk age it, then bottle and carb when its cleared. or if youve got a secondary vessel to rack it to for clearing that would work too.

thats what im doing

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Old 11-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
Sep 2007
Cincinnati, OH
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I let mine sit in the carboy for about a month or two, then bottled. I'm impatient. If it tastes like it's not ready to drink, I'll let it sit a few more weeks.

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